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Da Vinci was a naturalist but what does it mean to be a naturalist. Did Da Vinci believe in God? Did he give birth to the Illuminati? I am going to dive into the man and what he has done by applying spirituality to what I have learned from listening to a compilation of his complete works.
My guest on Thursday, May 1st at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be jeweler, enamelist, metalsmith, artist, and naturalist David C. Freda.
Abou David: “Among the first images created by man were those of animals. One cannot trace the history of art without reference to the animal image. Since prehistoric times, the animal world has provided man the imagery by which to visually illuminate important aspects of himself and his life. The animal image provides a universal language that all cultures can share. Until the extinction of the last species, man will draw upon the animal world for inspiration.
I also probe the world of animals for my imagery. Bird watching, taxidermy, falconry, scuba diving, rock climbing, mountain biking, and numerous other adventuresome activities have educated me enabling me to express the natural world in an artistic sense. My forms are a distillation of these experiences. Some compositions feature realistic “renderings” of animal forms while others are abstractions suggesting a particular theme and create from it an unexpected or surprising result.
To obtain this, I often juxtapose the animal image or abstraction using ancient processes with twentieth century materials such as fine metals, vitreous enamels, aluminum, acrylic, niobium, and so on, while maintaining the sense of a natural habitat via color, texture, and movement. I feel I share a kinship with artists of the past whose intimate knowledge of the natural world also provided them with their concepts..
To learn more about David, visit: http://www.davidcfreda.com.
Once again UrbanJunglesRadio comes back hard after a short summer break with the one and only iconic film producer, naturalist, and ever-impreessively bearded Marty Stouffer of the TV Series, "Wild America"!
Listen in as Danny & Andy speak LIVE with the celebrated film maker and chat about one of TV's most impactful nature series which was a staple on any animal lover's watch list long before the days of dedicated and sorely mis-informed nature networks. Join us for an unforgettable night with Wild America's Marty Stouffer!
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TODAY 6/13/2014!!!!! Join "host/ " Dr. Afivi Adiro & Kenya Jones" on #DynastyNetwork Show starts @ 3PM PST, 3PM MST, 5PM CST & 6PM EST...
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Ila Hatter’s mission is to tune people in to the many ways they can make Mother Nature’s pantry and medicine cabinet their own. Hatter does not forage the woods in the hope of making a profit. “In my case, I’m not gathering things to sell but instead am using them for education – teaching people what these plants are, how to identify them, what the traditional uses are, what the potential market might be for them. I combine my knowledge of the flora with folklore, telling interesting stories that go with the botany of what I do.” Her work is guided by a quote from writer Henry David Thoreau. “Thoreau wrote that ‘the woods and fields are a table always spread,’. To me, that’s exactly what I do – that’s what I teach”
Ila Hatter, a descendant of Pocahontas (whose mother was Amopostuskee, a Cherokee of the Kituwah Clan... and whose father was Wahunsunacock (aka "King") Powhatan), was raised on natural remedies along with a love and respect for nature. This led her into exploring the uses of native plants while living in the South from Texas to the Smoky Mountains, the Caribbean, Spain, and Southern Appalachia
Ila, known as THE LADY OF THE FOREST, is an interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook with more than 25 years experience teaching the cultural heritage of native plants. She is a staff instructor for the Univ. of Tenn.’s Smoky Mtn Field School, guest instructor for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), The Mountain Retreat Center (Highlands, NC), Snowbird Mtn Lodge (Robbinsville, NC), Charter Board Member of the Yellow Creek Botanical Institute; and Storyteller for Elderhostels in 3 states
Christian Drake is a six-time National Poetry Slam team member and has performed on three National Poetry Slam Finals stages. Originally and currently from New England, he was previously a host of popular slams, poetry shows and burlesques in San Francisco, CA and Albuquerque, NM. His poetry has been performed on at least three continents and covered by hundreds of high school forensics students, and he himself has performed in over seventy cities in the U.S. and Canada. He has never appeared on HBO, but has been featured on Al Jazeera. Christian's earned his reputation in the slam world by combining finely-crafted poetry with wild, rock-and-roll-inspired performance. A poet of outstanding variety, his repertoire includes poetry about heartbreak, music formats, war, nature, ography, immigration, gardening, mythology, love, and the relative merits of period sex. He's best known for his often loud, erotic, and political nature poetry; currently a science teacher in the New England wilderness, his work as an aquarium naturalist, planetarium guide and urban forester.
We have a special guest speaker this evening Mr. Orin Saunders, a Master Naturalist and loctician. He is the Owner of locks N chop in Manhattan Newyork. He is one of the pioneers that forged the natural hair industry into existence in the earlier years. His work has been featured in essence magazine and numerous publications. He was awarded a pioneers award in the first award presentation for the Master pioneers.
Jonah Evans, creator of itrack wildlife app, talks about CyberTracker certifications, the role tracking plays with conservation efforts and the job market for trackers.
iTrack Wildlife app-- is the most comprehensive digital field guide to animal tracks ever made and it's only for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Whether you're a naturalist, a hunter, a nature lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or a wildlife biologist, you will find iTrack Wildlife to be a terrific companion on your outdoor adventures. While the simple and intuitive design make this app accessible to the novice, the wealth of accurate information and powerful search tools will appeal to experts and wildlife professionals.
Trans-Dimensional Radio: Special guest authors and spritualists, readings from esoteric texts, metaphysics, philosophy, mysticism, shamanism. Tonight our guest is author Stephen Harrod Buhner , we will discuss his latest book "Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm" Into the Dreaming of Earth. Stephen is the senior researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. He is an Earth Poet and Bardic Naturalist international teacher for 30 years and an author of 19 books.
Our special guest tonight, Tyler Goodale is a Naturalist working for the Missouri Department of Fisheries. His specialty is identification of native fish but he spends a lot of time observing all birds and wildlife of the region. Join us as we discuss his work and experience in the field.
Join Jodie & The Paranormal Outlaw for night of fun and craziness! They will discuss everything from paranormal to UFOs to current news in the world. Our guest tonight is Billy Van, Author. Billy was raised in a middle, working class, environment. Billy is the youngest of three. At that, he would become the prodigy child. At sixteen, Billy was encouraged by his mother to get his Nurse’s Aide certificate and come to work with her. He did just that—he earned his certificate at Loretta while working there as a student. To this day, Billy still holds his primary means of employment in the healthcare field while moonlighting as a security guard. He takes pride in assisting those who can’t do for themselves. When Billy isn’t working or writing, he enjoys playing the piano. Billy is a hobbyist. He is constantly getting involved in something new. From pirating FM radio to computers, One of Billy’s biggest interests is that he’s a tarantula enthusiast. He studies them, handles them, and has even done some writing on them. With that being said, Billy is a naturalist and has joined a coalition in efforts to stop the destruction of tarantulas and their habitats due to their threats of extinction. Billy began writing as a hobby at a very young age. He would write poems and submit them to his grandmother for a penny. The more he wrote, the better he became, and as he grew older his writing abilities grew as well. On October 31, 2010, Billy Van created Gold Hill Press.
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